Role Reversal: Black Tile with White Grout

We know and love the old classic of black grout with white tile. But what about the reverse? Turns out, black tile with white grout can look a lot better than we ever expected:

In the subway tile proportion, just like its predecessor, black tile with white grout has a smart, chic look. We've always found black surfaces tough to keep clean (watermarks, fingerprints...) but this almost makes all of that worth it.

What do you think of the look?

Related: Stylish Black Grout in the Kitchen: No, It's Not Mold.

(Images: 1, 2: Steven Gambrel, Roman and Williams)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.